prAna Awards $100K ‘Dream Job’ Winner

prAna announced Queena Bergen as the winner of its $100,000 Dream Job Promotion. A software engineer by day and a poet around the clock, Bergen was selected from more than 2,400 entries with a dream of quitting her day job and embarking on a national poetry tour to motivate and inspire others. “Her story was both original and told in a unique way,” say prAna. But Bergen does best by just speaking for herself, so here is a link to the video she submitted for the contest.

Back in August 2019, prAna started the “Day Job to Dream Job” campaign. The Californian company sought one courageous person willing to quit their day job to pursue their passion. To entice them to take the leap, prAna offered $100,000 to jumpstart their new career and get their dreams off the ground.

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The young woman from New Jersey stood out, said Jeff Haack, prAna marketing director. “Queena’s passion came through with each word, written from her heart and spoken with conviction. Her dream of a national poetry tour to motivate and inspire others felt like the very definition of creating positive change,” said Haack.

Regular updates on Bergen as she pursues her dream will be shared on